The Friends invited our wonderful, hard-working Keeper's House docents to a private tour of Philipse Manor Hall during the holidays. And, since we like exploring Yonkers, we added on lunch at the locally famous Cuban restaurant La Bella Havana! Sixteen docents and board members socialized and took the fascinating tour. Our New York State Parks guide Robert A Lee, a descendant of General Robert E Lee (!), then took us outside for an impromptu walk through the newest Saw Mill River Daylighting park! Rushing water and rocky banks are clearly visible, underneath buildings, from a clever boardwalk through downtown Yonkers! What a gem the city has created. We all had a lovely afternoon.
- Lesley Waltner